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Notre Dame: Making Like Elijah PDF Print E-mail
Written by Sherry   
Thursday, 26 March 2009 06:37
Todd over at Catholic Sensibility has a mordantly funny post up on Protesting like Elijah. Todd is someone that conservative bloggers love to hate but he is making real sense here and I hope that his words inspire some creativity.

Those protesting President Obama’s appearance at Notre Dame graduation think six-figure signatories is good stuff. I think they’ve been smoking something liberal. Of course the Republican idea is to rent an office. Give me a candle and a lame slogan any day over that one. Rent an office? Isaiah got branded on the lips by angels singing “The Smoke Gets In Your Eyes,” and this is the best Randall Terry can come up with? Sheesh.

I confess. I laughed out loud when I read that last line.

Snip.

The very least they could do is attend and engineer some silent protest, like wearing no shoe on their right foot in honor of the naked foot of the unborn child, but remembering the motto of the liturgist: explain nothing; let the symbols speak. The only Old Testament prophet that allowed himself to be run out of town was Elijah, but before that retreat was his one-on-450 smackdown of the priests of Baal. And on his return, we had the devouring of Queen Jezebel in Stephen King fashion in the streets of Jerusalem.

That’s not to say that we need trash talk and dog food in South Bend, but surely some imaginative ND student could come up with something. Imagine if they could have scored Bishop D’Arcy as a co-conspirator.


My guess is that a whole gang of imaginative ND students are working on it right now. But thanks for the push, Todd.
 

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